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    Report: Texas toll road approved for 85-MPH speed limit
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    The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a new 85-mile-per-hour speed limit for a stretch of highway in the Lone Star State. The new high-speed section of highway is a 41-mile stretch of State Highway 130 that is several miles east of Interstate 35. This now makes Texas the state with the ...

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    Video: Styrofoam takes out multiple motorcyclists on TX highway
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    A group of motorcyclists encountered one hell of an incident on a Texas highway, all of which was captured thanks to the magic of helmet cam. This time, however, it doesn't involve the authorities and more than just the riders' pride was hurt. According to one of the bikers on the weekly ride in ...

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    Video: Translogic checks out Austin's impressive infrastructure
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    Too often, discussions about how best for people to get around crowded urban environments turn into an argument, with cars pitted against bicycles, highways versus public transit and improving commute times challenging pedestrian safety. But not in Austin. In this latest episode of Translogic, ...

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    Report: Truck carrying 23 passengers crashes, 12 dead
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    Eleven people are dead and 12 are injured after a Ford F-250 pickup truck carrying 23 passengers crashed in the southern Texas town of Goliad. First responders were sent to the scene to investigate a single-car crash off of Highway 59, and were shocked to find the sheer number of people in the ...

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    Report: CAFE standards upheld by U.S. appeals court
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    No dice, partner. Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2012-16 were upheld this week by a U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., quashing efforts by certain industries and a number of states to overturn the mandate, The Detroit News reports. The standards, which have ...

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    Video: Investigation launched over biker arrest by Dallas deputy
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    Motorcyclist Chris Moore was riding on a Dallas, Texas freeway among a group riders out for Memorial Day. Moore was wearing a helmet camera which was capturing not just other riders, but a healthy police presence around the motorcade. The following patrol cars could be explained by stories that ...

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    Report: Texas toll road to get 85 mph speed limit?
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    Oh, Montana, how we miss your speed-limitless ways of the mid-1990s. We were carefree and young then, driving a 10-year-old Chevrolet that in no way, shape, or form was designed to travel at its top speed for hours on end. But that didn't stop us, we the "reasonable and prudent," and neither did ...

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    Report: Ford rescue concept truck pressed into service to help tornado victims
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    From show floor to evacuation route, one concept vehicle got the chance to test it's meddle in the real world. The Ford F-550 Super Duty Rescue Truck was created to demonstrate extreme rescue capabilities not actually use them. It first went on display in February at the Chicago Auto Show. But ...

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    Official: IndyCar Series returning to Houston at Reliant parking lot street circuit
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    When the IRL and Champ Car reunited a few years ago, the fear among drivers from the latter series was that the calendar would remain dominated by oval speedways. But these days the resulting IndyCar Series races on more street circuits and road courses than it does speedways, and soon we'll be ...

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    Video: Your Ride Is Here gives cancer patients a ride to treatment in style
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    Those of us who are fortunate enough to have never suffered through cancer likely don't realize how the disease can turn some of life's simplest acts into huge hurdles. Just getting to treatment appointments can be daunting with the onset of symptoms and side effects. One cancer survivor in ...

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    Official: Circuit of the Americas opens waitlist for United States Grand Prix tickets
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    Just under 300 days separate us from the return of the United States Grand Prix. At least that's the idea, now that construction has resumed on the troubled Circuit of the Americas on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. But an encouraging sign is that race organizers have started gearing up to sell ...

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    Report: Last-minute deal saves 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin
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    Everything is bigger in Texas. So it's appropriate that the hubbub surrounding the imminent return of the United States Grand Prix to the Lonestar State should come down to a big last-minute deal. As you may recall, Formula One was set to come to Austin next year at a new track complex currently ...

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    Official: Construction on Austin's Circuit of the Americas has stopped
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    If you were among those who thought that Formula One and Texas would go together like pickles and ice cream, well, you may be right. And you may not be terribly disappointed, either, by the latest news surrounding the United States Grand Prix. The first F1 race to come to the United States in ...

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    Report: Ecclestone casts doubts on Austin F1 race in 2012
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    After a five-year absence, the United States is set to gain two Formula One races within the next two years: one in Austin, Texas, and another in New Jersey. But recent comments vocalized by F1's ever-outspoken commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone have cast doubt on the former. Speaking at this ...

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    Report: Confederate flag license plate rejected by Texas DMV
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    The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected a proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans for a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, according to The New York Times. Members of the governing board for the Texas DMV unanimously voted against the design after nearly two-hours ...

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    Report: Texas senator proposes end to federal auto loans
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    Back in 2007 Congress, created the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing federal loan program to allow the government to loan up to $25 billion to car manufacturers. The federal loans were created to help provide the money necessary to retool factories and build more fuel-efficient vehicles, ...

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    Official: Chevrolet Silverado gets Texas Edition for 2012
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    General Motors will be offering up a new version of the Chevrolet Silverado HD next year. The Texas Edition Silverado 2500 and 3500 will offer buyers all of the standard equipment associated with LT trim, plus additional interior and exterior flare. Outside, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, ...

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    Report: Texas dumps nighttime speed limits, raises max to 85 mph
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    A new law is going on the books in Texas that will simultaneously eliminate the state's lower nighttime speed limits and raise the potential maximum speed limit to 85 mph. The 85 mph limit will be limited to rural areas, while most places will see a max of 75. Apparently, increasing to 75 will ...

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    Official: Ready or not, David Coulthard and Red Bull Racing arrive in Austin [w/video]
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    The Circuit of the Americas isn't quite finished yet, and Austin isn't quite ready for the Formula One circus to roll into town. But apparently someone forgot to tell David Coulthard and the Red Bull Racing team. Last week we reported on Red Bull's plans to run a demonstration event in downtown ...

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    Report: Red Bull bringing F1 to Austin a bit early [w/video]
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    If you live in downtown Austin, Texas, don't plan on sleeping in next Saturday morning. First of all, you won't want to miss this, and secondly, even if you did, something tells us the wail of an F1 car running past the capitol building will keep you from snoozing anyway. Though completion of ...

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